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Welcome to Poland - an Intro to the Pop/Indie Scene in Poland

Thursday, November 03

Holiday Inn Truro - Elm/Oak Ballroom
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

Admission - Delegate Pass Holders

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Presenter: Magdalena Jensen

Get an inside scoop into a music scene and developing industry that is worth more than just a glance. Poland is a county of nearly 40 million and increasingly interesting musical offerings. In a state of transformation for the past 26 years, it is also a very specific market, requiring some insider knowledge. Magdalena will offer a lecture on the state of the industry, as well as insight into best practices and tips to keep in mind when working with Polish people. Expect some facts and figures, tips and tricks and a few laughs in between that will get you ready to pack your bags and head off to the land of pierogi, guitar in tow.


Publishing 101

Friday, November 04

Holiday Inn Truro - Maple/Aspen/Birch Ballroom
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Admission - Delegate Pass Holders

Panel: Jodie Ferneyhough, Patrick Zulinov, Vincent Degiorgio
Moderator: Serge Samson

Music publishing can be complex and confusing. In fact, it is one of the least understood aspects of the music industry but one of the most important forms of revenue. This session will introduce delegates to the business of song writing and publishing and the roles of both writers and publishers in the context of the bigger music industry picture. It will explain copyright basics and licensing. Specific royalties and revenues streams will be examined and the panel will review how to register and collect those royalties. Attendees will learn about the various types of publishing deals, their terms and conditions, and how they can advance a writer’s career. Emphasis will be given to the self-published writer and how they function in the world of publishing


A Day in the Life... A Music Publisher

Friday, November 04

Holiday Inn Truro - Maple/Aspen/Birch Ballroom
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Admission - Delegate Pass Holders

Interviewer: Tim Hardy
Interviewee: Jodie Ferneyhough

Jodie Ferneyhough is the founder and President of CCS Rights Management, a globally minded company rooted in the stability and business discipline of music rights management that extends to brand development and strategic management for content creators.

Before founding CCS Rights Management, Jodie was Managing Director for Universal Music Publishing Group. He had previously been General Manager for peermusic Canada. His artists have been nominated for or were awarded accolades from the Juno Awards, East Coast Music Awards, SOCAN Awards, Country Music Awards, Much Music Video Awards, Grammy Awards and Latin Grammy Awards.

Jodie is President of the Canadian Music Publishers Association (CMPA) and sits on the Boards of the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency (CMRRA) and the International Confederation of Music Publishers (ICMP). He is a founding patron to the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame and is the co-founder of the Unison Benevolent Fund.


Performing Rights: SOCAN and PRO's

Friday, November 04

Holiday Inn Truro - Maple/Aspen/Birch Ballroom
12:00 PM - 12:50 PM

Admission - Delegate Pass Holders

Presenters: Tim Hardy , Vincent Degiorgio, Erin Benjamin

Are you a songwriter, composer, publisher or filmmaker and want to know how SOCAN works? Do you want to know how to earn money as a songwriter/composer? Chances are you’re not getting the most money out of your music, especially from live performances. We’re going to show you how SOCAN can help.


Mechanical Rights: What does the CMRRA do? Who do they work with?

Friday, November 04

Holiday Inn Truro - Maple/Aspen/Birch Ballroom
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

Admission - Delegate Pass Holders

Presenters: Marianne Anderson, Brad Machry

Founded in 1975, the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd is a music licensing collective representing music rights holders who range in size from large multinational music publishers to individual songwriters. Together, they own or administer the vast majority of songs recorded, sold and broadcast in Canada. On their behalf, CMRRA issues licences to individuals or organizations for the reproduction of songs on various media, as described below. Licensees pay royalties to CMRRA, which we, in turn, distribute to our rights holder clients. The royalty rates are determined pursuant to negotiated agreements or tariffs certified by the Copyright Board of Canada.

Join us to learn how you can collect royalties from the following sources:

1. Mechanical - reproduction of songs on physical media (e.g. CDs)
2. Online - reproduction of songs via digital distribution (including downloads and streams)
3. Broadcast Mechanical - reproduction of songs by radio stations, background music services, satellite broadcasters, and TV and online audiovisual services (including music videos and YouTube)


Neighbouring Rights: What are they and why they matter?

Friday, November 04

Holiday Inn Truro - Maple/Aspen/Birch Ballroom
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM

Admission - Delegate Pass holders

Presenters: Julia Train, Victoria Shepherd

If you are a musician or vocalist who has performed as a featured or background performer on a sound recording you may be entitled to neighbouring rights payments.

Neighbouring rights are the rights of performers and makers of sound recordings to be paid fairly for the broadcast and public performance of their works. How does an artist or record company sign up to receive neighbouring rights royalties? What is the difference between neighbouring rights and SOCAN? How are neighbouring rights collected? Who is eligible to receive neighbouring rights payments? What is the Rome Convention?


Financial Management & Taxes

Saturday, November 05

Holiday Inn Truro - Maple/Aspen/Birch Ballroom
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Admission - Delegate Pass holders

Presenter: Shane Matthewson

Matthewson will present an overview of accounting and income tax from the perspective of a typical band and music company - answering some frequently asked questions, discussing Canada Revenue Agency’s criteria for eligible expenses, and identifying areas many musicians miss deductions on their tax returns.

MKM Management Services', Shane Matthewson is a JUNO award winning Chartered Professional Accountant with 10 years of public accounting, income tax, and small business management experience. Through managing his own band KEN mode, he has gained the experience and expertise to assist musicians and record labels navigate the choppy waters of today’s music industry environment, with particular emphasis on budgeting, accounting, finance, and income taxation.


Music Nova Scotia Awards Celebration and Closing Reception Presented by Lenore Zann

Sunday, November 06

Holiday Inn Truro - Elm/Oak Ballroom
7:00 PM - 2:00 AM

Admission - Delegate Pass Holders, Festival Wristbands or 15.00 at the door.

Closing reception to follow at 9:00PM with Asia & NuGruv


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We acknowledge the financial support of FACTOR, the Government of Canada and of Canada’s private radio broadcasters.